The Work of John Wyclif and Its Impact

By Dr. Herb Samworth One of the greatest privileges of a people is to have the Word of God in their vernacular or spoken language. During the Middle Ages, however, the official Bible of the Western Church, including the Church of England, was the Latin Vulgate. This...

John Eliot and America’s First Bible

By Dr. Herbert Samworth Among the many treasures contained in the Van Kampen Collection at The Scriptorium is the first Bible printed in America. The New Testament portion was printed at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1661 and the Old Testament followed two years later....

William Tyndale

By Dr. Herbert Samworth TYNDALE’S BIRTH AND THE END OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY On the surface there would have been little reason to think that the birth of a child in Slimbridge, Gloustershire, England in 1494 would change English history. However, that child, William...

John Bunyan, Ploughboy

By Dr. Herbert Samworth Included among the many books written about the life of John Bunyan are: A Tinker and a Poor Man; John Bunyan, Immortal Dreamer; and John Bunyan, Mechanick Preacher. These titles seek to encapsulate the essential character of the...